I think the way I'll be upset by being rejected... will only be by the measure of my pride. I have been working -extremely- hard. Exhaustion or whatever isn't the issue, but the problem with it is... that no one at my school believes in me at all. They laugh at my efforts, they throw food at me when I re-sit my 8.8 (A) in history to make it higher. So it will really hurt that I can't prove to them I'm good enough for Oxford. (They don't know the names of any of the other four uni's I'm also applying to.) I really, really want to show them I'm worth more than they think.
Anyway, that doesn't say much. Because honestly, which sane person cares what others think or say? So I predict it won't affect me an awful lot. I'll just lose that one spark of satisfaction and I can't say it'd really bother me much. Today I found out I've got a really strong chance of being accepted at my back-up in the Netherlands (Roosevelt Academy, anyone ever heard of it? edit: right, that sounds far too arrogant, sorry) so I'm pretty certain I'll have excellent future education. I just figured I'd type the above out, because I'm curious... is anyone else in the same situation? Am I the only social outcast here? Does anyone care about their social insanity, or are you fine with having no friends...?
Slightly off-topic, but yeah, I'm just wondering if opinions of other people matter when you're accepted/rejected.